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good says" I suspected that Captain Manby / culars of the conversation which then took place, « slept frequently in the house; it was a subject I do solemnly swear, that nothing passed be « of conversation in the house. Hints were twcen Her Royal Highness and myself, which I “ given by the servants; and I believe that could have had the least objection for all the “ others suspected it as well as myself.”I world to have seen and heard. And I do firsolemoly swear, that such suspicion is wholly un- ther, upon my oath, solemnly declare, that I founded, and that I never did, at Montague never was alone in the presence of Her Royal House, Southend, Ramsgate, East Cliff, or any Higliness in any other place, or in any other where else, ever sleep in any house occupied by, way, than as above described; and that veither, or belonging to, Her Royal Highness the Prin- upon the occasion last mentioned, nor npon any cess of Wales, and that there never did any other, was I ever in the presence of Her Royal thing pass between Her Royal Highness the Highuess, in any room whatever, with the door Princess of Wales and myself, that I should be locked, bolted, or fastened, otherwise than in in any degree unwilling that all the world should the common and usual manner, which leaves it have seen.
in the power of any person on the outside of the (Signed) THO. MANBY. door to open it. Sworn at the Public Office, Hatton
(Signed) THOMAS LAWRENCE. Garden, London, the 22d day of
Sworn at the Public Office, Hatton September, 1806, before me,
Garden, this 24th day of Septem(Signed) THOMAS LEACH. ber, 1806, before nie,
(Sigued) THOMAS LEACH. The Deposition of Thomas Lawrence, of Greek
street, Soho, in the County of Middlesex, Por. The Deposition of Thomas Edmeades, of Greektrait Painter.
uich, in the County of Kent, Surgeon. Having had read to me the following Extract On Tuesday, May 20th, 1806, I waited upon from a Copy of a Deposition of William Cole, Earl Moira, by his appointment, who, having purporting to have been sworn before Lords introduced me to Mr. Connant, a Magistrate for Spencer and Grenville the 10th day of June, Westminster, proceeded to mention a charge 1806, viz." Mr. Lawrence, the painter, preferred against 'me, by one of the female ser“ used to go to Montague House about the latter vants of Her Royal Highness the Princess of “ end of 1801, when he was painting the Prin- Wales, of my having said, that Her Royal High
cess, and he has slept in the house two or ness bad been pregnant. His Lordslıip then « three nights together. I have often seen him asked me, if I had not bled Her Royal High“ alone with the Princess at eleven or twelve ness; and whether, at that time, I did not men" o'clock at night; he has been there as late as tion to a servaut, that I thought Her Royal
one or two o'clock in the morning. One night Highness in the family way; and whether I did " I saw him with the Princess in the blue room, not also ask, at the same time, if the Prince had « after the ladies liad retired; sometime after- been down to Montague House. I answered, “ wards, when I supposed he was gone to his that it had never entered my mind that Her « bed-room, I went to see that all was safe, and Royal Highness was iu such a situation, and “ found the blue room door locked, and heard that, therefore, certainly, I never made the " a whispering in it, and then went away."- remark to any one; nor had I asked whether I do soleinnly, and upon my oath, depose, that His Royal Ilighness had visited the house:-I having received the commands of Her Royal said, that, at that time, a report, of the nature Highness the Princess of Wales to paint Her alluded to, was prevalent; bnt that I treated it Royal Highness's portrait, and that of the Prin- as the infamous lie of the day. His Lordship cess Charlotte ; I attended for that purpose at adverted to the circumstance of Her Royal Montague House, Blackheath, several times Higliness's having taken a child into her house; about the beginning of the year 1801, and having and observed, how dreadful mistakes about suc been informed that Sir William Beechey, upon a cession to the throne were, and wliat confusion similar occasion, had slept in the honse, for the might be caused by any claim of this child : 1 greater convenience of executing his painting ; observed, that I was aware of it; but repeated and it having been intimated to me, that I might the assertion, that I had never thought of such a probably be allowed the same advantage, I sig. thing as was suggested, and therefore considered nified my wish to avail myself of it; and accord- it impossible, in a manner, that I could have ingly I did sleep at Montague House several given it utterance. I observed, that I believed, nights :--that frequently, when employed upon in the first instance, Mr. Stikeman, the page, this painting, and occasionally, between the bad mentioned this child to Her Royal Highness, close of a day's sitting and the time of Her Royal and that it came from Deptford, where I went, Highness dressing for dinner, I have been alone when Her Royal Highness first took it, to see if in Her Royal Highness's presence; I have like any illness prevailed in the family. Mr. Conwise been graciously, admitted to Her Royal nant observed, that he believed it was not an Highness's presence in the evenings, and re- unusual thing for a medical man, when he ima. mained there till twelve, one, and two o'clock; gined that a Lady was pregnant, to mention but, I do solemnly swear, I was never alone in his suspicion to some confidential domestic im the presenoe of Her Royal Highness in an even the family :- I admitted the bare possibility, if ing, to the best of my recollection and belief, such bad been my opinion ; but remarked, that except in one single instance, and that for a the if must have been renoved, before I could short time, when I remained with Her Royal lave committed myself in so absurd a manner. llighness in the blue-room, or drawing-room, as -Lord Moira, in a very significant manner, I remember, to answer some question which with his hands behind him, his head over one had been put to me, at the moment I was about shoulder, his eyes directed towards me, with a to retire, together with the ladies in waiting, sort of smile, observed, " that he conld not help Who o had been previously present as well as my thinking that there must be something in the sels and, though I cannot recollect the parti- servant's deposition;" as if he did not give pere
fect credit to what I had said. He observed,
(A.) that the matter was then confined to the know- Memorandums of the Heads of Conversation be ledge of a few; and that he had hoped, if there tueen Lord Moira, Mr. Lowten, and himself. had been any foundation for the affidavit, I
May 14, 1806. might have acknowledged it, that the affair May 13, 1806. I received a letter from Lord might have been hushed. With respect to the Moira, of which the following is an exact copy : minor question, I observed, that it was not pro
St. James's-place, May 13, 1806. bable that I should condescend to ask any such Sir, A particular circumstauce makes me question, as that imputed to me, of a menial desire to have the pleasure of seeing yon, and, servant; and that I was not in the habit of con. indeed, renders it in:lispensable that you should ferring confidentially with servants. Mr. Con- take the trouble of calling on me. As the trial nant cautioned me to be on my guard; as, that in Westminster Hall occupies the latter hours of if it appeared, ou further investigation, I had the day, I must beg you to be with me as early made such inquiry, it might be very unpleasant as nine o'clock to-morrow morning ; in the mean to me, should it come under the consideration time, it will be better that yon should not apof the Privy Council. I said, that I considered prize any one of my having requested you to the report as a malicious one; and was ready to converse with me, -I fiave the honour, Sir, to make oath, before any Magistrate, that I had be your obedient servant, not, at any time, asserted, or even thought, that
(Signed) MOIRA. Her Royal Highness had ever been in a state of To Mr. Mills. pregnancy since I had had the honour of attend. This is the Paper A. referred to by ing the household. Mr. Connant asked nie, the Affidavit öt Thomas Edmeades, whether, whilst I was bleeding Her Royal Higli- sworn before me this 26th Sepness or after I had performed the operation, I tember, 1806. THOMAS LEACH. did not make some comment on the situation of Her Royal Highness, from the state of the
(B.) Wood; and whether I recommended the ope- In consequence of the above letter, I waited ration; I answered in the negative to both ques. on his Lordship, exactly at uine o'clock. In less tions, I said, that Her Royal Highness had sent than five minutes I was admitted into his room, for me to bleed her, and that I did not then re- and by him received very politely. He began collect on what account. I said, that I had bled the conversation by stating, he wished to conHer Royal Highness twice; but did not remem- verse with me on a very delicate subject; that I ber the dates. I asked Lord Moira, whether he might rely on his honour, that what passed was intended to proceed in the business, or whether to be in perfect confidence; it was his duty to I might consider it as at rest, that I might have his Prince, as his Counsellor, to inquire into the an opportunity, if I thought necessary, of con- subject, which he had known for some time; and salting my friends relative to the mode of con- the inquiry was due also to my character. He duct I onght to adopt; he said, that if the sub- then stated, that a deposition had been made by ject was moved any further, I should be ap- a domestic of Her Royal Highness the Princess prized of it; and that, at present, it was in the of Wales, deposing, as a declaration made by hands of a few. I left them, and, in about an me, that Her Royal Highness was pregnant, and hour, on further consideration, wrote the note, that I made inquiries when interviews miglit of which the following is a copy, to which I have taken place with the Prince. I answered, never received any reply:- " Mr. Edmeades that I never had declared the Princess to be with
presents lis respectful compliments to Lord child, nor ever made the inquiries stated; that " Moira, and, on mature deliberation, after the declaration was an infamous falsehood. This " leaving his Lordship, upon the conversation being expressed with some warmth, his Lordship “ which passed at Lord Moira's this moining, he observed that I might have made the inquiries “ feels ii necessary to advise with some friend, very innocently, conceiving that Her Royal “ on the propriety of making the particulars of Highness could not be in that sitnation but by “ that conversation known to Her Royal High- thc Prince. I repeated my assertion of the false.
ness the Princess of Wales ; as Mr. Edmeades hood of the declaration, adding, that thongh the " would be very sorry that Her Royal Highness conversation was intended to be confidential, I “ should consider him capable of such intamous felt my character strongly attacked by the decia“conduct as that imputed to bim on the depo- ration, therefore it was necessary that the decla. “sition of a servant, by Lord Moira, this ration should be investigated; I had no doubt * morning.
but the character I had so many years maintain“ London, May 20, 1806.”
ed, would make my assertion believed before the
deposition of a domestic. I then requested to I have been enabled to state the substance of know, what date the deciaration bore? His my interview with Lord Moira and Mr. Con- Lordship said, he did not remember; but he had nant with the more particularity, as I made me
desired the Solicitor to meet nie, who would morandums of it, within a day or two afterwards. shew it me. I then observed, that I should in And I do further depose, that the Papers here-confidence communicate to his Lordship wliy I unto annexed, marked A. and B. are in the
was desirous to know the date; I then stated to hand-writing of Samuel Gillam Mills, of Green: his Lordship, that soon after Her Royal Highwich aforesaid, my Partner; and that he is at
ness came to Blackheathi, I attended her in an present, as I verily believe, upon his road from illness, with Sir Francis Millman, in which I bled Wales, through Gloucester, to Bath.
her twice. Soon after her recovery, she thought (Signed) THOS. EDMEADES, proper to form a regular medical appointment,
and appointed myself and Mr. Edmeades to be Sworn at the Public Office, Hatton
Surgeons and Apothecaries to Her Royal HigliGarden, this 26th day of Septem
ness. On receiving my warrant for snch appointber, 1806.
ment, I declined accepting the lionour of being (Signed) THOMAS LEACH. appointed Apothecary, being inconsistent with
my character, being edacated as Surgeon, and ( Royal Highness's servants waited upon them, u having bad an honorary degree of Physic confer: I was in a dishabille. His Lordship asked me, red on me. Her Royal Highness condescended whether they went up stairs i and I told them to appoint me her Surgeon only. His Lordship that they did not. He asked me, how long they rang to know if Mr. Lowten was come; he was staid? and I said, as far as I recollected, they did in the next room. His Lordship left me for a not stay above an hour, or an hour and quarter; few minutes, returned, and introduced me to that they waited some little time for the carri. Mr. Lowten with much politeness, as Dr. Mills ; age, which had gone to the public-house, and, repeating the assurance of what passed being till it came, they walked up and down altogether confidential. I asked Mr. Lowten the date of in the portico before the houre. His Lordship, the declaration, that had been asserted to be in the conrse of what he said to me, said, it was a made by me?" He said, in the year 1802. I subject of importance, and might be of consethen, with permision of his Lordship, gave the quence. His Lordship, finding that I had nothing history of my appointment, adding, since then more to say, told me I might go. Sometime I had never seen the Princess as a patient. Once afterwards his Lordship sent for me again, and she sent for me to bleed ber; I was from home; asked me, if I was sure of what I said being all Mr. Edmeades went; nor had I visited any one that I could say respecting the Princessi I said, in the house, except one Mary, and that was in it was; and that I was ready to take my oath of a very bad case of surgery; I was not spre whe- it, if his Lordship thought proper. He said, it ther it was before or after my appointment. Mr. was very satisfactory; said, I might go, and he Lowten asked me the date of it; I told him I should not want me any more. did not recollect. He observed, from the warmth (Signed) JONATHAN PARTRIDGE. of my expressing my contradiction to the depo- Sworn at the County Court of Middlesex, sition, that I saw it in a wrong light; that I might in Fullwood's Rents, the 25th day of suppose, and very inpocently, Her Royal High- September, 1806, before me, ness to be pregnant, and then the inqniries were (Signed) THOMAS LEACH. as innocently made. I answered, that the idea of pregnancy never entered my head; that I The Deposition of Philip Krackeler, one of the Foots never attended Her Royal Highness jp any sexual men of Her Royal Highness the Princess of complaint; whether she ever had any I never Wales, and Robert Eaglestone, Park-keeper to knew. Mr. Lowten said, I might think so, from Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. her increase of size; I answered, no; I never did These Deponents say, that op or about the think her pregnant, therefore never could say it, 28th day of June last, as they were walking to and that the deposition was an infamous false- gether across Greenwich Paik, they saw Robert hood. His Lordship then observed, that he per- Bidgood, one of the Pages of Her Royal High. ceived there must be a mistake, and that Mr. ness, walking in a direction as if he were going Edmeades was the person meant, whom be wish from the town of Greenwich, towards the house ed to see ; I said, he was then at Oxford, and did of Sir John Douglas, and which is a different not return before Saturday; his Lordship asked, road from that which leads to Montague House, if he came through London ; I said, I could not and they at the same time perceived Lady Doug tell. -Finding nothing now arising from con- las walking in a direction to meet him. And this versation, I asked to retire; his Lordship attend- Deponert, Philip Krackeler, then desired the ed me out of the room with great politeness.- other Deponent to take notice, whether Lady When I came home, I seat his Lordship a letter, Douglas and Mr. Bidgood would speak to each with the date of my warrant, April 10, 1801; he other; and both of these Deponents observed, answered my letter, with thanks for ny imme- that when Lady Douglas and Mr. Bidgood met, diate attention, and wished to see Mr. Eumeades they stopped, and conversed together for the on Sunday morning. This letter came on the space of about two or three minutes, whilst in Saturday; early on the Sunday I sent Timothy; view of these Deponents; but how much longer to let his Lordship know Mr. Edmeades would their conversatiou lasted these Deponents cannot not returu till Monday; on Tuesday I promised say, as they, these Depouents, proceeded on he should attend, which he did.- -The preced their road which took them out of sight of Lady ing Memoranduin is an exact copy of what I Douglas and Mr. Bidgood, made the day after I had seen Lord Moira.
(Signed) PHILIP KRACKELER. (Signed) SAM. GILLAM MILLS.
ROBT. EAGLESTONE. Croome Hill, Greenwich, Aug. 20, 1806. Sworn at the Public Office, Hatton GarThis is the paper marked B. referred to by
den, this 27th day of September, 1806, the Affidavit of Thomas Edmeades, sworn before me this 26th Sept. 1806.
(Sigued) THOMAS LEECH. (Signed) THOMAS LEACH.
To the King. The Deposition of Jonathan Partridge, Porter to Sire-- I trust your Majesty, who knows my Lord Eardley, at Belvidere.
constant affection, loyalty, and duty, and the I remember being intormed by Mr. Kenny, sure confidence with which I readily repose my Lord Eardley's Steward, now dead, that I was honour, my character, my happiness in your Mawanted by Lord Moira, in town; accordingly jesty's hands, will not think me guilty of any I wept with Mr. Kenny to Lord Moira's, in St. disrespectful or induteous impatience, when I James's-place, on the King's Birth Day of 1804. thus again address myself to your Royal grace His Lordship asked me, if I remembered the and justice.-It is, Sire, nine weeks to-day, Princess coming to Belvidere some time before? since my counsel presented to the Lord High I said, yes, and told him that there were two or Chancellor my letter to your Majesty, containing three ladies, I think three, with Her Royal High- my observations, iu vindication of my honour ness, and a gentleman with them, who came on and innocence, upon the Report presented to horseback; that they looked at the pictøres in your Majesty by the Commissioners, who had the bouse, had their luncheon there, and that Her been appointed to examine into my conduct.
The Lord Chancellor informed my Council, that from your Majesty's presence and kindness, have the letter should be conveyed to your Majesty given a heavy addition to them all; and, surely, on that very day; and further, was pleased, in my bitterest enemies could hardly wish that they about a week or ten days afterwards, to commu- should be increased. But on this topic, as posnicate to my Solicitor, that your Majesty had sibly not much affecting the justice, though it read my letter, and that it had been transmitted does the hardship, of my case, I forbear to to his Lordship, with directions that it should be dwell.--Your Majesty will be graciously pleascopied for the Commissioners, and that when ed to recollect, that an occasion of assembling such copy had been taken, the original should be the Royal Family and your subjects, in datifni returned to your Majesty:
-Your Majesty's and bappy, commemoration of Her Majesty's own gracions and royal mind will easily conceive birth-day, is now near at hand. If the increased what must have been my state of anxiety and sus- occupations which the approach of Parliamert pense, whilst I have been fondly indulging in the may occasion, or any other canse, should prevent hope, that every day, as it passed, would bring the Commissioners from enabling your Majesty me the happy tidings, that your Majesty was sa- to communicate yonr pleasure to me before that tisfied of my innocence, and convinced of the time, the world will infallibly conclude (in their unfounded malice of my enemies, in every part present state of ignorance), ihat my answer must of their charge. Nine long weeks of daily ex- have proved unsatisfactory, and that the infapectation and suspense bave now elapsed, and mous charges have been thought but tow true. they have brought me nothing but disappoint- -These considerations, Sire, will, I trust, in ment. I have remained in total ignorance of your Majesty's gracions opinion, rescue this adwhat has been done, what is doing, or what is dress from all imputation of impatience. For, intended upon this subject. Your Majesty's your Majesty's sense of honourable feeling will goodness will, therefore, pardon me, if in the step naturally suggest, low ntterly impossible it is which I now take I act upon a mistaken conjec- that I, conscions of my owu inpocepce, and beture with respect to the fact. But from the Lord lieving that the malice of my enemies has been Chancellor's communication to my Solicitor, and completely detected, can, without abandoning from the time which has elapsed, I am led to all regard to my interests, my happiness, and my conclade, that your Majesty had directed the honour, possibly be contented to perceive the copy of my letter to be laid before the Commis- approach of such utter ruin to my character, sioners, requiriug their advice upon the subject; and yet wait, with patience and in silence, till it and, possibly, their official occupations, and their overwhelms me. I therefore take this liberty of other duties to the State, may not bave, as yet, throwing myself again at your Majesty's feet, allowed them the opportunity of attending to it. and entreating and imploring of your Majesty's But your Majesty will permit me to observe, that goodness and justice, in pity for my miseries, however excusable this delay may be on their which this delay so severely aggravates, and in parts, yet it operates most injuriously upon me; justice to my innocence and character, to arge my feelings are severely tortured by the sus- the Commissioners to an early comminication of pense, while my character is sinking in the opi- | their advice.--To save your Majesty and the nion of the public It is known, that a Re. Commissioners all unnecessary trouble, as well port, thongh acquitting me of crime, yet imput as to obviate all probability of further delay, I ing matters higlily disreputable to my honour, have directed a duplicate of this letter to 'e prehas been made to your Majesty ; that that Re-pared, and have sent one copy of it through the port has been communicated to me; that I have Lord Chancellor, aud another throngu Cuionel endeavoured to answer it; and that I still re. Taylor to your Majesty ---I am, Sire, with main, at the end of nine weeks from the deli- every sentiment of gratitude and loyalty, your very of my answer, unacquainted with the judg- Majesty's most affectionate and dutiful Daugliterment which is formed upon it. May I be per-in-law, servant and subject,
C. P. mitted to observe upon the extreme prejudice Montague House, Dec. 8th, 1806. which this delay, however to be accounted for by the numerous important occupations of the The Lord Chancellor has the hopour to pre Commissioners, produces to my honour? The seut his most humble duty to the Princess of world, in total ignorance of the real state of the Wales, and to transmit to Her Royal Highness facts, begin to infer my guilt from it. I feel the accompanying Message from the King, which myself already sinking in the estimation of your Her Royal Highness will observe he has His MaMajesty's subjects, as well as of what remains to jesty's commands to communicate to Her Royal me of my own family, into a state intolerable Highness.---The Lord Chancellor would have to a mind conscious of its purity and innocence) | done himself the honour to have waited persona state in which my honour appears at last equi- ally upon Her Royal Highness, and have delivervocal, and my virtue is suspected. From this ed it himself; but he considered the sending it state ( humbly entreat your Majesty to perceive, sealed, as more respectful and acceptable to Xer that I can have no hope of being restored, nntil Royal Highness. The Lord Chancellor received either your Majesty's favonrable opinion shall be the original paper from the King yesterday, and graciously notified to the world, by receiving me niade the copy now sent in his own hand. again into the Royal Presence, or until the full January 28th, 1807. disclosure of the facts shall expose the malice of To Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, my accusers, and do away every possible ground for unfavourable ipference and conjecture.- The King having referred to his confidential The various calamities with which it has pleased Servants the proceedings and papers relative to God of late to affliet me, I have endeavoured to the written declarations which had been before bear, and trust I have borne with humble resig- His Majesty, respecting the conduct of the nation to the Divine will. But the effect of this Princess of Wales, has been apprized by them, infamous charge, and the delay which has sus. that after the fullest consideration of the examipended its final termination, by depriving me of nations taken on that subject, and of the obserthe consolation which I should have received vations and affidavits brought forward by the
Princess of Wales's legal advisers, they agree in throwing myself, in filial duty and affection, at the opinions submitted to His Majesty in the ori- your Majesty's feet. Your Majesty will easily ginal Report of the four Lords, by whom His conceive that I reluctantly name so distant a day Majesty directed that the matter should in the as Monday, but I do not feel myself sufficiently first instance be inquired into; and that, in the recovered from the measles, to venture upon so present stage of the business, upon a mature and long a drive at an earlier day. Feeling, however, deliberate view of this most important subject very anxious to receive again, as soon as possiin all its parts and bearings, it is their opinion, ble, that blessing of which I have been so long that the facts of this case do not warrant their deprived, if that day should happen to be, in advising that any further steps should be takev any degree, inconvenient, I humbly entrcat and in the business by His Majesty's Government, or implore your Majesty's most gracious and paterany other proceedings instituted upon it, except nal goodness to name some other day, as early as such only as His Majesty's Law Servants may, possible, for that purpose.-I am, &c. on reference to then, think fit to recommend
(Signed) C. P. for the prosecution of Lady Douglas, on those To the King parts of her depositions which may appear to them to be justly liable thereto.In this situa
Windsor Castle, Jan. 29, 1807. tion, His Majesty is advised, that it is no longer The King has this moment received the Prinnecessary for him to decline receiving the cess of Wales's letter, in which she intimates her
Princess into his Royal Presence. -The King intention of coming to Windsor on Monday next; sees, with great satisfaction, the agreement of and his Majesty, wishing not to put the Princess his confidential Servants, in the decided opinion to the inconvenience of coming to this place so expressed by the four Lords upon the falsehood immediately after her illness, bastens to acof the accusations of pregnancy and delivery, quaint her, that he shall prefer to receive her in brought forward against the Princess by Lady London, upou a day subsequent to the ensuing Douglas. On the other matters produced in week, which will also better suit his Majesty, the course of the Inquiry, the King is advised and of which he will not fail to apprize the that none of the facts or allegations stated in Princess. preliminary examinations, carried on in the ab
(Signed) GEORGE, R. sence of the parties interested, can be consider- To the Princess of Wales. ed as legally, or conclusively, established. But in those examinations, and even in the answer
Windsor Castle, Feb. 10, 1807. drawn in the name of the Princess by her legal As the Princess of Wales may have been led advisers, there have appeared circumstances of to expect, from the King's letter to her, that he conduct on the part of the Princess, which his would fix an early day for seeing her, his Ma. Majesty never could regard bat with serious con- jesty thinks it right to acquaint her, that the cern. The elevated rank which the Princess Prince of Wales, upon receiving the several doholds in this country, and the relation in which cuments, which the King directed his Cabinet to she stands to His Majesty and the Royal Family, transmit to him, made a formal communication must always deeply involve both the interests of to him of his intention to put them into the hands the state and the personal feelings of His Majes of his lawyers ; accompanied by a request, that ty, in the propriety and correctness of her con- his Majesty would suspend any further steps in duct. And His Majesty cannot, therefore, for the business, until the Prince of Wales should bear to express, in the couclusion of the business, be enabled to submit to hin the statement which his desire and expectation that such a conduct he proposed to make. The King, therefore, may in future be observed by the Princess, as considers it incumbent upon him to defer narving may fully justify those marks of paternal regard a day to the Princess of 'Wales, until the further and affection which the King always wishes to result of the Prince's inteution shall have been shew to every part of His Royal Family,
made known to him. His Majesty has directed that this message
(Signed) GEORGE. R, shonld be transmitted to the Princess of Wales To the Princess of Wales. by his Lord Chancellor, and that copies of the proceedings, which had taken place on the sub- [Here should have come in the Princess's Letter ject, should also be communicated to his dearly to the King, of the 12th of Feb. 1807 ; but it will beloved Son, the Prince of Wales.
be found inserted in the forcgoing Number of the
Register, at p. 409.) Montague-House, Jan. 29, 1807. SIRE, I hasten to acknowledge the receipt Siren-By my short letter to your Majesty of of the paper, wlrich, by your Majesty's direc- the 12th instant, in answer to your Diajesty's tion, was yesterday transmitted to me, by the communication of the 10th, I notified my intenLord Chancellor, and to express the unfeigned tion of representing to your Majesty the various happiness wbich I have derived from one part of grounds on which I felt the hardship of my case; it.” I mean that, which informs me that your and a review of which, I confidently hoped, Majesty's confidential servants have, at length, would dispose your Majesty to recal your deterthought proper to communicate to your Majesty mination to adjourn, to an indefinite period, my their advice, " that it is no longer necessary for reception into your royal presence; a determi
your Majesty to decline receiving me into nation which, in addition to all the other pain
your Royal presence." And I, therefore, which it brought along with it, affected me with humbly hope that your Majesty will be graciously the disappointment of hopes, which I had fondly pleased to receive, with favour, the communica- cherished with the most perfect confidence, betion of my intention to avail myself, with your cause they rested on your Majesty's gracious asMajesty's permission, of that advice, for the surance. Independently, however, of that pirpose of waiting upon your Majesty on Mon communication from your Majesty, I should have day next, if that day should not be inconvenient; felt myself bound to have troubled your Majesty when I lope again to have the happiness of with much of the contents of the present letter.